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Big Tech Has an App for Fighting Political Scrutiny: $$$$

As Big Tech has worked to establish its hard and soft power throughout Washington, this week's regulatory hearings showed signs that lawmakers' understanding of Silicon Valley's influence may be catching up.

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GEO Group Donated to the Trump-Tied Turning Point USA, Then Got Rave Review

TPUSA’s communications director visited a GEO Group detention facility and called it nicer than public schools she’d attended.

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Koch Network Alums Are Going Full-On White Nationalist

Two young men with links to Charles Koch-funded academic and political operations were recently outed as members of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa.

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Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash

Rep. Henry Cuellar of oil-rich Texas got another campaign donation from the PAC of GOP megadonor Charles Koch’s fossil fuel conglomerate, Koch Industries.

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Charles Koch Continues to Bankroll the Tucker Carlson-Founded Daily Caller

Two of Charles Koch’s foundations gave the Daily Caller News Foundation nearly $1 million in 2017, close to 40 percent of its annual revenue.

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Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Advises Koch-Funded University Center

The center's director has ties to neo-Confederate figures.

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Koch Political Group Pushes Koch-Funded Academic for D.C. Circuit Court

Former law professor Noemi Rao is facing headwinds in her judicial nomination, so Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity is stepping in.

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Group That Sponsored Anti-Ocasio-Cortez Billboard Tied to Koch and Other Billionaires

The Job Creators Network claims it’s “the voice of Main Street,” but a review of its donors and partners says it’s anything but.

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Senate Votes to Reverse Rule Allowing Dark Money Groups to Further Mask Donors

The House must also pass the measure before it can be sent to President Trump for his signature or veto.